Alteromonas

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Classification

Domain: Bacteria Phylum: Proteobacteria Class: Betaproteobacteria Order: Neisseriales Family: Neisseriaceae Genus: Alteromonas Species:

Description

Alcanivorax borkumensis [1F]

Gram-negative heterotrophic bacteria that live in aerobic marine environments. Members of the genus possess a single flagellum and are thus motile. Alteromonas bacteria were originally grouped with Pseudomonas until 1972 when the members of the pseudomonas family with GC content lower than 50% were moved to the new Alteromonas genus(Mikhailov)

Ecology and Significance

Genome Structure

Metabolism

References

[1] Golyshin, Peter N. “Genome Sequence Completed of Alcanivorax borkumensis, a Hydrocarbon-degrading Bacterium That Plays a Global Role in Oil Removal from Marine Systems.” 3 (2003): 215-20. Print.

Figures

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Author

Page authored by _____, student of Prof. Katherine Mcmahon at University of Wisconsin - Madison.